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Lolwut no. i5 760 at 4Ghz gets like 54GFlops
I'm pretty sure both of those are "theoretical" numbers, so take it with a grain of salt
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Is PPD all that matters to you, ppl? CPU and GPU tasks are different in their, and provide different, yet equally important data to help the cause.
Without CPU tasks, GPU tasks are more or less useless.
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I highly disagree with you, since i am currently at 150,000 PPD average over a 7 day period using nothing but CPUs
it all depends on the setup if its worth it, and generally its worth it on anything that is quad core or better as long as you get the setup right
Well I don't use linux or have an sr-2. I have a lonely i5. I don't get bigadv and according the the v7 client my i5 only gets 4500 ppd while I have two 570s that get 18000 ppd each

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CPUs use less electricity and turn out better PPD than a GPU. How is that not worth it?
Well I only have one computer, and it takes forever for a cpu to finish a WU. I actually need to use my computer so I fold on my gpus besides folding on both bottlenecks my gpu. look



Edit: Here, two spreadsheets from this site that show my gpu folding is worth it.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html

Edited by GIPrice - 6/5/11 at 11:22am
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Are you using -smp?
If you aren't getting 94-100% usage then you are not using it.

Create a shortcut to the program and label it like this at the end:
Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe -smp
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I use both my CPU and both my GPUs to fold. I can tell you right now, that for most things I do on this computer, I can barely notice, if at all, that I am folding.

Most games that I play, I can even leave all my clients going.
 
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Are you using -smp?
If you aren't getting 94-100% usage then you are not using it.

Create a shortcut to the program and label it like this at the end:
Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe -smp
No that is just how much cpu usages is going on durring gpu folding, I have already deleted smp
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post #17 of 36
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My i5 takes the absolute piss to finish the WU, its not even funny, my 460 drops like 3 before my i5 is done.

It's annoying, its currently at stock atm, would overclocking speed it up a little?
You can't really compare GPU folding to SMP folding. Apples and Oranges really. It is normal for SMP work units to take longer sometimes much longer then GPU wu's.

Overclocking will help alot. I'm folding on my 760 for the OCN team competition @ 4.0 24/7. Varies by work unit but long term averages around 11,000 PPD these days. (YRMV) I can get slightly better PPD on one of my GTX 460's but that uses more electricity and creates far more heat then my i5.
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No that is just how much cpu usages is going on durring gpu folding, I have already deleted smp
Since your cards are using 21% of your CPU, you could run -smp 3 which would be 75% CPU usage. Then you would be running at 96% CPU usage, which even gives you spare cycles!
 
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Well I don't use linux or have an sr-2. I have a lonely i5. I don't get bigadv and according the the v7 client my i5 only gets 4500 ppd while I have two 570s that get 18000 ppd each



Well I only have one computer, and it takes forever for a cpu to finish a WU. I actually need to use my computer so I fold on my gpus besides folding on both bottlenecks my gpu. look


LOL your i5 only gets you 4500, mine gets me like 12k...


Edit: Here, two spreadsheets from this site that show my gpu folding is worth it.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html
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You can't really compare GPU folding to SMP folding. Apples and Oranges really. It is normal for SMP work units to take longer sometimes much longer then GPU wu's.

Overclocking will help alot. I'm folding on my 760 for the OCN team competition @ 4.0 24/7. Varies by work unit but long term averages around 11,000 PPD these days. (YRMV) I can get slightly better PPD on one of my GTX 460's but that uses more electricity and creates far more heat then my i5.
Okay, I understand they are different leagues, I put a 4ghz OC and it has helped speeds a little i guess...

can we not hate in on i5's and the guy earlier who was on about PPD being taken too seriously is definitely right, I had another account for My PS3 (sadly forgot it) and must have completed about 1000 WU's on it, left it to fold 24/7, i never played the damn thing anyway, and it was super quiet.

It may have only got me 300PPD but it was definitely worth doing it in my eyes.
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Is PPD all that matters to you, ppl? CPU and GPU tasks are different in their, and provide different, yet equally important data to help the cause.
Without CPU tasks, GPU tasks are more or less useless.
Well, considering this is the Folding subsection of the forum, yes.
    
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